Clinical Nurse Emergency Department Job in PINE RIDGE, SD

Vacancy No. IHS-17-GP-1946538-DH Department Indian Health Service
Salary $57,671.00 to $74,626.00 Grade 09 to 10
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 4/20/2017 Close Date 4/19/2018
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Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Clinical Nurse ( Emergency Department)

Indian Health Service

Many vacancies in the following location:

  • Pine Ridge, SD
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Thursday 4/20/2017

Closes Thursday 4/19/2018

  • Salary Range
    $57,671.00 to $74,626.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Promotion Potential
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
  • Control Number
  • Job Announcement Number
Job Overview

Job Overview


About the Agency

Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Services (IHS), Northern Plains Region, Great Plains Area, Emergency Room Department, Pine Ridge, South Dakota.  Position reports to the Supervisory Clinical Nurse.
The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This position is being announced concurrently under Direct Hire Authority. Please review vacancy announcement number ++IHS-17-GP-1946428-ESEP/MP++; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered


Major Duties:

  • Assessment- Assess patient care needs on the unit; performs head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments per policy. This includes pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patient(s) and the general patient population; consults with the unit supervisor as necessary.
  • Planning- Plans for patient care utilizing the nursing process and in accordance with unit patient care standards. Assists in the review and revision of nursing policies and procedures as directed by unit supervisor.
  • Implementation- Uses triage process to ensure timely and appropriate care to patients. Accurately assigns triage categories. Initiates treatments, medications, emergency and resuscitative measures based on appropriate utilization of standing orders and unit protocols.
  • Evaluation- Evaluates outcomes, reassess and revises the plan of care as delineated in unit nursing standards. Evaluates professional growth objectives; revises as needed.
  • Ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms and to react promptly in emergency situations. Ability to communicate and interact with all members of the multidisciplinary health care team.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required for training and/or other work related duties.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses are authorized and will be paid. You will be required to sign a one year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the one year service agreement may result in repayment of relocation expenses
Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department of Health And Human Services

Indian Health Service

Pine Ridge Hospital, Pine Rdige, SD


Tracey Bement
Phone: (605)867-3018
TDD: (301)443-6394


Indian Health Service HR Center
East Higway18
Pine Ridge

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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